It’s gone viral and getting an incredible amount of attention. Yes, that’s the executive director of Shark Angels, Julie Andersen, dancing with a supposedly dangerous oceanic whitetip shark. Beautiful, emotional and perspective shifting – which is what we aim to do with our media campaign. CHANGE THE DIALOGUE ABOUT SHARKS. We want to capture attention, get people talking, inspire them to learn more and hopefully change the future for the oceans.
Aliwal Shoal has always been a special place for the Shark Angels - and removing the shark nets in those waters an important campaign we began five years ago. So, on Saturday the 8th of June, Shark Angels joined more than 130 ocean-lovers on the Scottburgh backline in South Africa on World Ocean's Day to celebrate the importance of sharks. The paddle included divers, surfers, freedivers, scientists, anglers and local conservationists, and proved to be an inspiring display of the support the local community has for our beautiful sharks.
Have you ever wanted to do something big? Have you ever wanted to make the world a better place or even help something that couldn’t help itself? Did you ever see Comic-Con and think it would be a lot of fun if there were something like that for the things you like to do or the issues you care about? Could a massive event about sharks and conservation get people of all ages excited to learn about and protect the oceans? What if there were a series of TED talks aimed at the Oceanographic world? These are the ideas behind Shark-Con, the Shark Conservation and Watersports Convention!
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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